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Bovey Tracey tourist information

Bovey Tracey, is a nice town, the Gateway To Dartmoor (several towns claim this !), with a history of conflict. In 1646 Cromwell took the Royalists by surprise, an old gateway, part of a former priory was named Cromwells Arch.

Small shopping area but busy as close to Dartmoor, an ideal touring base. Industrial estates towards A38.

The road towards the A38 was popular in the 60's as it was one mile long and bikers, before speed limits were introduced, liked to achieve 100mph plus down the road on Sundays. Not possible now due to roundabouts being introduced.

Tourist Attractions in and near Bovey Tracey to Visit

Activities

Activities

Tuckers Maltings 5.4 miles A working malthouse.

Shilstone Rocks Riding Centre 6.0 miles Ride on Dartmoor.

Churches

Churches

Church of SS. Peter, Paul & Thomas A good example of a Devon church.

Parish Church of St Andrew's 6.5 miles A nice 15th Century church to see.

Gardens

Gardens

The Rock Garden 3.0 miles 8 acres of gardens, complete with a waterfall.

Orchid Paradise 3.7 miles Admire the orchids.

Plant World 7.4 miles Gardens from around the world.

Art Galleries

Art Galleries

Devon Guild of Craftsmen A nice arts and craft centre.

The Cardew Teapottery A unique pottery that only makes teapots.

Historic Houses

Historic Houses

Ugbrooke Park 3.9 miles An impressive house, rebuilt on the site of a medieval house, on an estate.

Bradley Manor 5.2 miles A small medieval manor house set in woodland.

The Church House 6.1 miles A classic 16th century building.

Ashburton Town Hall 6.5 miles Worth a quick look.

Museums

Museums

Teign Valley Glass and House of Marbles Discover the history of marbles, and local glass blowing.

Ashburton Museum 6.5 miles A small local history museum.

Outdoors

Out & About

Parke Relax in the gardens or take a longer woodland walk.

Yarner Wood An ideal place for walks in the countryside.

Kennick, Tottiford & Trenchford Reservoirs Nice lakeside and woodland walks.

Canonteign Falls & Country Park 2.8 miles A large waterfall and countryside to explore along the River Teign.

Becky Falls 3.1 miles Tumbling water in pleasant woodland.

Manaton 4.2 miles A nice village to visit.

Holne Chase 7.1 miles Ideal for walks in woodland on the edge of Dartmoor.

River Dart Country Park 7.3 miles A nice, and very popular, spot for walks, activities, and picnics.

Days Out around Bovey Tracey.

Delve into Dartmoor from here, its well worth it, or visit the shops, or even a day at the races, in Newton Abbot.

Towns Near Bovey Tracey To Visit - straight line distance:

Chudleigh (3.16 miles) Haytor (3.67 miles) Newton Abbot (5.44 miles) Moretonhampstead (6.00 miles)
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How to get to Bovey Tracey
Bovey Tracey is sign posted from Newton Abbot(A381 off A380) on the A382, or off the A38 Plymouth-Exeter road. From North Devon go through Moretonhampsted, the lanes are narrow here so allow plenty of time, passing places on some stretches.

Bovey Tracey Tourist Information Centre

  • Car Park
    Station Road
    Bovey Tracey
    TQ13 7AW
    Tel: 01626 832047
    Email: info@boveytracey.gov.uk
Hotels
The Edgemoor Country House Hotel
Haytor Road near Bovey Tracey TQ13 9LE

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Ilsington Country House Hotel
Ilsington Village near Bovey Tracey TQ13 9RR

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Guest Houses, Bed and Breakfasts, Inns and other Hotels
The Cromwell Arms
Fore Street Bovey Tracey TQ13 9AE

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Kestor Inn
Manaton Bovey Tracey TQ13 9UF

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Holiday Cottages
Warmhill Farmhouse
Hennock, Bovey Tracey
Sleeps 12
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Bovey Tracey Weather
Saturday 19th April
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Night :Clear skies3°C Clear skies
Sunday 20th April
Day :Light drizzle14°C Light drizzle
Night :Light rain shower9°C Light rain shower
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